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There are three types of SQL Diagnostic Manager installation (Trial, General, and Production). Refer to the following list of requirements for each type of installation.

SQL Diagnostic Manager 10.6 requires Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or above running on the computer that hosts the SQL Diagnostic Manager Repository database for all installations.

Tempdb monitoring is supported on SQL Server 2005 and above servers only.

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Trial requirements

Consider the following requirements when installing all SQL Diagnostic Manager components on one computer.

Type

Requirement

SQL Server Standard or Enterprise Edition

  • SQL Server 2005 SP1 or later
  • SQL Server 2008 or later
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2017
  • SQL Server 2019

Hard Disk Space

200 MB for all SQL Diagnostic Manager components

Windows Permissions

Your Windows Logon account includes local Administrator permissions

SQL Server Privileges

Either a Windows user account or SQL Server login that includes System Administrator privileges on the monitored SQL Server instances

General requirements

The following requirements apply for all SQL Diagnostic Manager components.

Type

Requirement

CPU

2.0 GHz or higher

Memory

1 GB

Operating System 64-bit

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 2019

Port Access

5166, 5167, 5169

Client Browser

Internet Explorer 7.0 or later

Production requirements

Consider the following requirements when installing SQL Diagnostic Manager in an environment where the components are on separate computers.

SQL Diagnostic Manager Console

Type

Requirement

Disk Space

40 MB

SQL Server Permissions

Your Windows login account includes Read Access to the SQL Diagnostic Manager Repository. You can specify a SQL Server login instead.

Monitor Resolution

1280 x 1024 with small text for the best viewing of the SQL Diagnostic Manager Dashboard

SQL Diagnostic Manager Services

Type

Requirement

Disk Space

50 MB

Collection Service Permissions

For more information, review the User Creation Scripts.

Management Service Permissions

Sysadmin fixed server role on SQL Diagnostic Manager Repository instance

Linux - SQL Server Server 2017 (Monitored SQL Instances only)
  • Red hat Enterprise 7.3 or Higher
  • SUSE Enterprise v12 SP2 or Higher
  • Ubuntu 16.04LTS and 16.10 or Higher
Windows Runtime Components
  • Microsoft .NET 4.7.2+ (Required)
  • MDAC 2.8

SQL Diagnostic Manager 10.6 installer checks for your current .NET framework version and prompts the .NET 4.7.2 update. After installing the latest version of .NET Framework you need to reboot your machine; otherwise, SQLDM installation fails.

SQL Diagnostic Manager Repository;

SQL Diagnostic Manager 7.2 and later includes a repository autogrow setting at 32 MB, which is sufficient for trial and small environments in production. Environments with larger, multi-server installations should change the repository autogrow setting to 250 MB or higher to prevent frequent data file autogrow, which can cause performance problems. Using percentage-based autogrow is not recommended.

Type

Requirement

Disk Space

1GB to 3GB for one year of data per monitored SQL Server instance

SQL Server Express, Standard, or Enterprise/Datacenter Edition

  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008 or later
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2017 (Windows & Linux)
  • SQL Server 2019
Cloud Deployment
  • Azure IaaS VM Linux (SQL Server 2017)
  • Amazon AWS IaaS VM Windows
  • Amazon AWS IaaS Linux (SQL Server 2017)

Monitored SQL Server Instances

Type

Requirement

SQL Server Express, Standard, or Enterprise/Datacenter Edition

  • SQL Server 2000
  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2017 (Windows & Linux)
  • SQL Server 2019 (Windows & Linux)
  • SQL Azure
  • Amazon RDS
Cloud Deployment

Azure DB: Single, Elastic Pool, Managed Instance.

Amazon RDS SQL: SQL Server 2008, SQL Server2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2017

Azure IaaS VM Windows (All SQL Versions)

Azure IaaS VM Linux (All SQL Versions)

Amazon AWS IaaS VM Linux (SQL Server 2017)

AWS

Review the Minimum permissions to monitor an Amazon RDS instance with SQL Diagnostic Manager.

This topic provides the minimum requirements for installing SQL Diagnostic Manager. For more information about installation requirements, view SQL Diagnostic Manager Hardware Sizing guidelines.

SQL Diagnostic Manager Management Pack and SCOM support requirements

The IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager Management Pack for integration with SCOM is designed for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and above. For more information about SQL Diagnostic Manager MP and SCOM installation, see Install and configure the SQL Diagnostic Manager Management Pack for SCOM.



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